Get Skinny Again + Soli Beat Giveaways…and I SAW WILL FERRELL AGAIN!

I have some important things to share with you…

Most importantly of all, I saw Anchorman 2 last night AND WILL FERRELL CAME TO THE THEATER.

I did the ridiculous Super Ticket thing, and I’m so, so glad I did.


This is among the worst-quality photos I will ever post on my blog, but I was so close to him that I was able to get in the same frame. Steve Carell was also there, which was really cool, but I barely noticed him because I was too busy gaping at Mr. Ferrell. People were yelling his lines at him, which was hilarious and amazing, and made me feel that I was amongst my people. Steve Carell said “I LOVE LAMP.” In the flesh. About 20 feet away from me. I was screaming “I’m in a glass case of emotion” in my head, but I don’t think it came out of my mouth. I can’t be sure, though.

I AM DYING OF HAPPINESS. As for the movie itself, I won’t ruin anything, but I will say this: 95% of it was hilarious, but there was some terrible, terrible racist stuff that I am shocked made it all the way through production and into the movie.

Sarah Fit “Get Skinny Again” Book Giveaway


My buddy Sarah from Sarah Fit has just come out with her first book. I’m so, so proud of this girl. She works her ass off.

Since I know some of you will have issues with the title…Sarah will tell you herself that she didn’t pick it. Unfortunately, skinny is what sells.

The book is aimed at women who were former high school or college athletes and have no idea what to do with themselves to stay fit and healthy if they don’t have a coach or organized team telling them what to do. As someone who played sports in high school and then became a varsity beer pong athlete in college, I can definitely identify with that and truly wish I’d discovered fitness and this whole healthy lifestyle thing much earlier than I did. She shares workouts, healthy recipes and tips for how to navigate social situations and stick with your healthy goals.

Read on, because I have a copy of her book for one of you to win.

Another one of my blog buddies, Gina from the Fitnessista has come out with her own workout DVD.

I love her, and I’m super proud of her, but I won’t even pretend that I can dance. Like, even a little bit.


I tried taking her class at the Healthy Living Summit a few years ago, and I had three left feet.

But the woman knows how to shake it, and dance can be a great way to get cardio in…if you don’t have three feet like me.

I have one of her DVDs to give away, too! And a coin belt, which is apparently what you wear when you shake it πŸ™‚

For a chance to win either Sarah’s book or Gina’s DVD, leave a comment telling me what you wish you could tell your younger self about living a healthy life OR your favorite workout that doesn’t feel like a workout at all – and whether you’d like the book or DVD. This giveaway will close Wednesday, December 17 at noon EST.

114 comments on “Get Skinny Again + Soli Beat Giveaways…and I SAW WILL FERRELL AGAIN!

  1. Patty @ Reach Your Peak favorite workout that doesn’t feel like a workout would be lifting. I love going to the gym and having a set plan for the day of whether I’m going to be lifting chest/back/legs etc, and pushing myself to increase my weights each time. Honestly, sometimes running feels more like a workout to me!

    I’d love to win Sarah’s new book! She was one of the first bloggers I followed when I joined Tumblr and started my blog, so it’s cool to see her journey!

  2. Casey @ stayingonpace

    One thing I would tell my younger self about health is MODERATION!! Also, health is more of a balance to me, not just eating right and exercising, but balancing the mind and body. I would love the DVD or book – both sound awesome!

  3. Olena

    When I don’t really feel like doing a “workout”, I always turn to my Zumba DVD. It gets my heart rate up and is great cardio, but fun and a great stress-reliever! πŸ™‚

  4. Jess

    I’d tell my younger self to use the gym at the dorm and to eat something other than chicken quesadillas.

    I’d love to win the book. Thank you for such a cool giveaway!

  5. Samantha B.

    I did 3 sports in high school, and now in college I do ZERO I really identify with Sarah’s goal of reaching out to former athletes. Running has become my new passion and now I consider it my ‘sport’ πŸ™‚ I would REALLY like the Soli Beat DVD, though. I love dancing and think it’d be fun to make a workout out of it. I’ve been wanting to try the Fitnessista’s new DVD for a while now!

    Also, I wish I could tell my younger self not to turn to food to heal every emotion- celebration, anger, sadness, stress, etc. I’m working on it now though πŸ™‚

  6. Katie

    I wish I had learned proper fueling when I was a high school athlete, our coaches avoided it I assume because they were afraid of encouraging girls to lose weight. Unfortunately I could have afforded to lose 5-10 lbs then, and need to lose more now. But I’m working on it!

  7. Olga @ BrooklynBeet

    I wish I could tell my younger self to workout to be healthy, not to be skinny…once that perspective changed (and I felt the results of a balanced eating/exercise routine), workouts became not something I had to do but wanted to do!

    I’d love the DVD. I’d like to shake it in the privacy of my own apartment, less embarrassing πŸ™‚

  8. kelly

    My favorite workout that doesnÒ€ℒt feel like a workout at all is definitely running! I’d love to win the book, as I can’t dance at all. Love your blog!

  9. Amy I

    I wish I could teach my younger self about maintaining a healthy balance. Also, Zumba is my fun, non-workout, workout! I would love th DVD!

  10. Kaelin

    I wish I could tell my younger self that girls who are mean are often super insecure themselves, and possibly jealous of something you have. Stay true to yourself, and just do you. πŸ™‚

  11. Kristy Browning

    I wish that I could tell myself to keep healthy with my eating and exercise. After high school, I ballooned because I knew nothing about health and exercise.

  12. Alli

    I wish I could tell myself to go easy on the alcohol and it really adds up! And also, I would tell myself that pizza at 3:00 am every weekend was definitely not necessary.

  13. Heidi

    I would tell my younger self “have someone teach you to cook” that way as a college kid you’re not tempted by all the “glorious” fast food places! When your mom wants help in the kitchen….do it!!

  14. Chrissy

    I would tell my younger self to stay out of the sun!! I am the poster child for sun damage. I am very fortunate that my ‘age spots’ are OK, but they were totally preventable but when you have ‘tanarexia’…

  15. Amy

    LOVE the theme of the book. It’s me in a nutshell. I spent so many years on the field and then I became a working lady and workouts went to the wayside. With my wedding coming up in March, I’ve been spinning at FlyWheel (Hashtag NEVER COAST)like it’s my business. It’s a great way to workout in a group, but you can really compete against yourself. Amazing.

  16. Nicole

    I love doing Zumba for a “doesn’t-feel-like-a-workout” workout! Even with my 2 left-feet πŸ˜‰ I’d love Gina’s video!

  17. Alison W

    I would tell myself that you can cake that piece of cake and not get fat… its all about moderation and leading an overall healthy lifestyle!

  18. Jessica R

    I would tell myself that McDonalds is not real food! I didn’t pay any attention at all to healthy eating growing up which is why I was so unhealthy.

  19. Jody Thompson

    I wish I could tell my younger self that I didn’t have to be athletic to be able to exercise, and that I could do something like running or swimming, and have fun at it. That I didn’t have to eat as little as humanly possible to lose weight. And that a little activity would’ve helped with my body image.

  20. jenn

    I love Zumba – with a good instructor and great music it really does just feel like a dance party. And yes, I know that sounds entirely cheesy.

  21. Kristi A.

    I would tell myself that just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you can be a human garbage disposal. Post baby weight is hard to get off!

  22. Julie

    I’d love to win the dvd! As someone who is now in the best shape of my life, at age 40, I wish I would have discovered the feeling of accomplishment I get when I finish a good strength training session or accomplish a good run. Can’t be beat. Wish I wouldn’t have waited so long but better late than never!

  23. Tracy Schwartz

    I would tell my younger self Moderation is key and that to the gym in college is not just for athletes. As a tennis player I was active until college and then played recreationally in college, but not enough. Would love to read the book!

  24. Claudia

    I would tell myself: Believe in yourself, believe in who you are and what you can do. You will run half marathons, 10ks, 5ks, you will be inspired and inspire others. Believe, value and trust in who you are and what you have yet to do. (Book)

  25. Megan

    I used to be an athlete in HS – I was so active all the time, it didn’t matter that I ate like complete crap (and at all.the.time.). I wish I could tell my younger self to learn to eat better and treat your body better early on, because you cannot keep pretending that you’re 15 when you’re 25.

  26. Stacey

    I would love to go back and tell myself that duration does not make the workout — if don’t have the time to work out for 1 hour or more, that doesn’t mean you should skip it! (Book)

  27. Katie D

    My favorite workout that doesn’t feel like a workout is interval training with my dogs! When they pull on a walk, we sprint until they are wore out. Repeat again as pulling continues!

    I’d love the Soli Beat DVD!

  28. Trang?

    I would luv the DVD. I wish I could tell my younger self that starving myself was NOT the way to lose weight and maintain a thin frame. I wish I would have discovered running when I was way younger because I am so much healthier now than I was then.

  29. Emily Peters

    I sure wish I could tell myself to find something that is physical that I really love to make it a life-long habit!
    I would looooove Gina’s DVD because I’m not very coordinated and want to do those kind of dancing exercises but only feel comfortable doing them from home! Ha ha!

  30. Laura

    I would tell my younger self, that what you put into your mouth actually does make a difference, no matter how much working out you do.

    I would love the book. As a former college xc/track rnner, I am a little burnt out/injury prone on high mileage. I need fresh ideas to keep my body healthy!

  31. Meredith Gregory

    I wish I could tell my younger self that if I try to starve myself, it just backfires & makes me binge on unhealthy junk. (1200 calories/day–yeah, that’s realistic!)

    I would like the book b/c I have two left feet & my boyfriend will laugh at me if I use it at home.

  32. Rebecca Jo

    I would tell myself never to start drinking sodas! It was a long time before I stopped.. 40 years… the damage it did kills me now.
    … I’d like the DVD…

    I would have died with both Will Ferrell & Steve carrel!!!! I figured something bad had to be in the movie…

  33. Vanessa

    My favorite workout that does not feel like a workout is hot yoga! It’s challenging, but oh so relaxing!! I would like to win Sarah’s new book!=] xoxo

  34. Abby @ Change of Pace

    Love this whole post!
    I wish I could tell my younger self to strength train and mix it up. I ran for years (I’m at 17 or 18 already) and that’s all I did since I love it so much. My knees are already paying the price, but I’m hoping that by focussing on strength now I’ll be able to run for life!
    I’d love to win the book! I’d love the DVD, but if you have three left feet I must have four!

  35. Laura P

    I’m glad to read that there are other late bloomers besides me.
    I would tell my college self to take advantage of the hiking and trail walking that was around my college. It is a beautiful area but never ventured out to enjoy it, partied too hard. Balance would be the second thing I’d tell that self.
    I like running and cycling for good cardio and it’s easy to always challenge yourself w/ those two activities.
    I love hiking for a workout that doesn’t feel like a work out.
    I would love her book. I want to get it for me. I like that she has lots of videos posted. I get bored easily with DVD’s.

  36. Lauren

    I wish I could tell my younger self that eating is not an appropriate way of coping with feelings, and that working out is AMAZINGly awesome!

  37. Ashley

    Struggling with an eating disorder, there are a LOT of things I would tell myself. The number one thing, probably you are stronger than you will ever know.

  38. Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt

    1. I’m so excited that you got to see him again!!! I saw Jimmy Fallon just walking down the street in Gramercy once and I almost lost it.

    2. I’d love to win Sarah’s book! If I had to tell my former self something I would definitely tell her to start on her quest to be healthy sooner. It is so hard as an adult to lose weight,change a mindset and start a new lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong. I’m SO glad I did, but I just wish I would have done it sooner and saved myself a few of those awkward unhealthy years.

  39. Danielle @ Fitness Frugalista

    I would tell my younger self that being healthy and fit doesn’t mean being the best athlete in gym class I think I was scared away from fitness when I was younger because I never thought I was athletic because I hated gym class. During college I found that I loved to work out and recently just completed my first marathon. I would tell my younger self to do what you like to do when it comes to fitness – run, dance, bike, swim- whatever makes you excited and enthusiastic about exercise.

    I would love to win Gina’s DVD because I want to try a dance workout!

  40. Ada

    I’d love the book! I would tell my younger self to stop eating after 8 p.m. This isn’t a hard, fast rule of mine, but I feel like it would have helped me keep the pounds off my freshman year of college!

    I can’t believe you saw Will Ferrell again. That’s amazing. I’m not even mad.

  41. Kim

    I would tell my younger self that the gym isn’t punishment, it’s FUN!!! I would tell myself to get my butt to group fitness classes sooner because it’s one big happy family of sweat junkies.

  42. Katie

    I’d tell myself that it is better to aim for STRONG than to aim for SKINNY… it’s such a better feeling to finish a marathon or squat heavier than I have before than seeing the scale creep down a pound and be hungry/ counting calories.

    would love Gina’s DVD!

  43. Kaci

    I would tell my younger self to learn to cook and stop eating fast food! It would have saved me from fighting a lot of unhealthy habits. I would be happy with the book or DVD but would probably pick the book.

  44. abby r

    i would tell myself to be consistent and don’t let life events cause you to put on weight. i would love the dvd. i am trying to think of unique ways to squeeze in a workout between studying and going to class…medical school isn’t the best for a super active lifestyle.

  45. JJ

    I would love to win the book!

    I would tell my younger self to learn the difference between eating when your hungry and eating just because you’re bored!

  46. Emily

    I would love to win Sara’s book. I competed in athletics though out college and I am definitely one of those people who work harder when I am in a group setting or with a coach.

    Since recently moving to the city, I have been doing my favorite workout – a deck of cards! I can do it in my apartment while it’s snowing outside and it can be easily changed up to incorporate various body parts. See it on my blog:

  47. Anna

    I would tell myself that food is fuel – treat it as such. Zumba is way too much fun to be considered a workout! I would love Sarah’s book b/c I have already been shakin’ it to Gina’s DVD for over a month.

  48. Liza

    I’d tell my younger self that it’s all about moderation, and not to spend so much time worrying about being perfect all the time! I’d prefer the book πŸ™‚

  49. Elizabeth

    I wish I could tell my younger self that the choices you make in college will catch up with you – treat your body well and it will respect you later. πŸ™‚

    I’d love the DVD

  50. Lindsay

    I would tell my younger self to just eat real food! It’s so much healthier than processed diet food. And you really won’t gain the weight you fear. I would love to read Sarah Fit’s book!

  51. Shanna

    Yoga and hikes never feel like workouts to me because they’re so fun. I would love Gina’s DVD. I’m a big fan of her site.

  52. Mel

    I would tell her, “You can and you will. ” Would love to read Sarah’s book – I previewed it on Amazon and am already a fan! Thanks!

  53. Megan

    I would have to tell my younger self to wear sunscreen everyday! Thanks for such a fun giveaway–the book would be perfect! With a new work schedule, I’m excited to learn more about having the workouts at home.

  54. Tracey c

    My favorite workout that’s not a workout is a powerful heated flow yoga class. I get so excited when I have the 90 minutes to sweat, center, stretch and sweat some more.

    I would love to try Gina’s DVD. Thanks!

  55. Jen B

    I wish I would have taught my younger self moderation. I had to learn through endless injuries that a lot all the time does not = healthy. My favorite workout that doesn’t feel like a workout is any run with a friend or my mom. It’s just running, talking, laughing (singing sometimes) while the miles fly by.

  56. Kris

    I would tell my younger self to remember moderation and balance are key! I did “extremes” when i was younger. Now I am striving for balance and feel healthier than when I was in my teens!

  57. Sarah

    Running never feels like a workout! And I would tell my younger self to stop caring and be yourself!

    If I won, I would love the book!

  58. Kayla

    My favorite workout that doesn’t feel like a workout is definitely a good zumba class. I grew up dancing so it’s always been something I absolutely love.

    I’d love the book, already have the DVD πŸ™‚

  59. Katie M

    I’d tell my younger self to do more strength training – don’t be just a cardio queen. Also, the elliptical machine should only be one small aspect of an exercise plan. And, try running!

  60. Angie

    I wish I could tell myself that being fit makes you more comfortable with your body (no matter the size) than being “skinny” ever will. I want the DVD because I need to cross train!

  61. Allison

    Running is FUN! Well after you work up to running 3 miles. I would have never thought I would ever enjoy running. Now I’ve completed 4 half marathons and I’m looking for next one. Also, working out isn’t torture – well sometimes it might feel like it but in the end you will have more energy and feel 10x better!

    I would like the book!

  62. Rachel

    I wish my younger self would have realized that running was empowering and fun. I used to think after the first 5 minutes I would die and I would quit. Now that I am older I have learned to stick it out and the beauty of running happens after mile 3. Send me the book please!

  63. Shannon

    How cool that you saw Will Ferrel [again?] after bar stalking him the other night! Jealous!! I’d tell my younger self that comparison is the thief of all joy. I actually still have to remind myself of this, but it’s a powerful truth for everything in life (healthy living related and not). Aaaaand I’d prefer the book.

  64. elizabeth e

    i wish younger elizabeth would have realized that even a 20 minute workout is better than no work out at all. i’d love the book!

  65. Cheri

    Glad to see this review of Anchorman II – the 95% funny stuff sounds awesome, but the 5% heinous racist stuff is the stuff that has ruined movies for me in the past. I might have to skip this one…I don’t handle race jokes so well.

  66. Marisa

    I would tell myself to quit worrying and quit hurrying. Things will happen when they happen – enjoy the ride.
    I would choose the book.

  67. Laurie

    I would tell my younger self that losing weight after 30 seriously, and no joke, gets MUCH harder. Take it off and keep it off while you are young cause it just gets harder with age. P.S. I’m 34 now, so I’ve had 4 years to absorb this awful news.

  68. Cathryn

    I wish I could tell my younger self that I was really slim and my legs were just fine!!

    I would love to win the book, despite the title! Congrats to your friend.

  69. Intermittent Diet Shortcut

    I know many people who try a weight loss program, or do a diet for a while, but they always seem to fail. They try again, and fail again. This is a really good blog for giving me the motivation and consistency for carrying through the tough times of staying on track and a lot of helpful tricks and tips to lose weight. Thank you so much!

  70. Sarah @ Licorice & Olives

    Oh my goodness, I would love to win Sarah’s book. I competed in Surf Life Saving down here in Australia when I was younger, so constantly at the beach training. When I went to university I didn’t stop training completely but I wound down to keep up with my studies. Then I met my now Husband and started working and training went down hill. I have lost 10kg since my heaviest, but I would love to get back to where I was at 18-19. I know I dont have that metabolism anymore at 30, but I would like to try!

  71. Ellen

    I would for sure tell myself to eat more vegetables! It’s so hard to believe that I used to hate them so much. I would love to read Sarah’s book, since I am a former athlete and it seems like a really interesting book!


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